1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus kingianus Becc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam to N. Myanmar.

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    Biology
    Evergreen forest on flat ground, 500 - 550 m.
    Conservation
    Unknown. The only known site for this species in Laos is likely to be destroyed by flooding when the planned Nam Theun II hydro-electric dam is built. Since knowledge of the distribution of Lao rattans is so poor it seems likely that other populations will be found, given further research. The status of the Indian populations is also unknown.
    Vernacular
    wai leum (Lao Loum).
    Distribution
    Laos (Central). Also North-east India (Beccari 1908, Basu 1992).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Myanmar

    Calamus kingianus Becc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 11(1): 197 (1908)

    Accepted by

    • Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
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